Whenever someone asks me why I keep going on about OCC all the time my first response is almost always, “OCC does discipleship really well.” To which the natural response is of course, “What on earth does that mean?” So, having answered this question many times to various people, it seemed a decent topic to write a blog about.
Prayer is a wonderful thing. It is at once the simplest and most profound of all spiritual activities. Simple words like ‘Thank you,’ ‘Sorry’ and ‘Please’ enable even pre-school children to pray from the heart, and yet there are riches and depths of prayers still to discover for those who have walked with God for decades.
Cut to the chase? Practicalities for the week of Sep 24-28
Sheep can't read. I realise that this will only be a revelation to those who spent more hours watching Babe than revising for GCSE Biology, but while it is far from a deep theological truth, it affects our reading of Scripture greatly. You see, God describes himself as the Good Shepherd, and the Bible is overflowing with teaching and narrative concerning sheep. We are often the sheep, and sometimes the under-shepherds.
I've just come back from 10 days in Africa, where I was serving in my role as 'Operations Director' for our international Salt & Light family of churches, at our biannual conference, this time in Nairobi, Kenya. I've seen again the value of diversity, which is what this blog is about! For more on what I learned from the conference, read my blog a few days ago.